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Western Michigan University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo MI 49008-5383 United States
Phone+1 269.387.8987
Public
CAPTE Accredited

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at this program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please use the contact information found on this page.

Program Description

The Department of Physical Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program were established and approved in 2015. The WMU DPT program is an innovative, contemporary, and student-centered program built on a strong foundation of discovery, challenge, collaboration, and professionalism. We are committed to developing practitioners who value and exhibit excellence, leadership and a commitment to serving the local and global community.

This full-time DPT program is 2.5 years (30 months) with classes beginning in late June or early July; graduation takes place in December. Our cohorts of 30 students complete 110 credit hours, which include 94 didactic credit hours, and 16 full-time clinical credit hours.

The WMU DPT program values:

Lifelong learning
Exploration & discovery
Accountability
Diversity
Excellence
Reflective practice
Societal responsibility
Health advocacy
Interprofessional collaboration
Professionalism

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Applicants will be ranked according to a composite score of all required application items (e.g. GPA, GRE scores, Casper test scores, and letters of recommendation). A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and scores from this interview process will be added to the pre-interview score. Based on this final ranking, applicants will be 1) offered admission, 2) placed on a wait list, or 3) declined admission. Admission decisions are typically made by early December.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
The nonrefundable $500 deposit secures spot in program, and will be paid toward the first semester of tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2023
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
30
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
93%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
7%
Sex
% Male
33%
% Female 
67%
Race/Ethnicity
% Asian
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
94%
% Two or More Races 
3%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded2015
Employees1 to 25
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